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Lindemans Faro Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans

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895 Ratings
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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.21%
Wants: 41
Gots: 77 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Lindemans visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Faro |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stcules on 12-28-2002

ABV varies slightly
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Ratings: 895 | Reviews: 460
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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wanne
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells like a lambic or gueze, and looks the same. However, the addition of too much candy sugar makes it too sweet for my taste. Little disappointed...

Photo of DavidSomers
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of infinitebruner
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

December 28, 2014

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Medium to deep amber, about an inch of slightly off-white head with very strong retention. Some slightly reddish hues are also present.

S – Barnyard, horseblanket, more barnyard. The Brett is strong with this one. I could smell it from five feet away after pouring it into the glass. There is some mildly sweet-dark fruit, cherries, perhaps a hint of tangerine. No hop aroma.

T – Very, very sweet, sugary. I assume residual, unfermented candy sugar. The funkiness takes a back seat. Slightly fruity component to the sweetness, like cherry or apple juice. No hop flavor.

M – Very light carbonation, which means there’s not much to offset the high sugar levels, and this comes across as cloyingly sweet.

O – This is a difficult beer to drink because of the unbalanced level of sweetness, in spite of the wonderful aromas. Seems like it mind blend well with a darker beer for some interesting concoctions, but alone it is not great.

Photo of JLSIV
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this in my favorite beer haunt in the bottle. Wanted to try this type.

Poured into a tulip glass, I had more fuzziness than a head that some of the other raters/reviewers are talking about. No lacing at all. Head disappeared into small ring of effervescent bubbles.

Aroma has a hint of sour with a sweet, fruity background, almost similar to a sparkling wine.

Taste was more sweet than sour, but with a little almost brett background….as it warmed, I got some of the "horse blanket" smell and taste, similar to Orval's. It was pleasant, however, just not really what I was expecting. More sour than the other fruit lambics by Lindemans'


Very medium body, finishes rather crisp, almost like a dry cider.

Overall, I would try again on tap, but probably wouldn't buy in the bottle. As I said, wanted to try this style, and it is harder to find.

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3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy medium amber with a slight garnet hue. Excellent head, lacing and retention. The nose is a light white wine like sweetness with grape and berry notes. Light medium body with a touch of creamy texture. Normal carbonation with some effervescence in the middle and finish. The World Class flavor profile hits the perfect balance of sweet and sour, excellent intensity and reasonable complexity. It begins with a blend of tart sweet fruit. As the tartness fades, brown candi sugar becomes evident. The middle produces a light sourness that is sour fruit in nature rather than vinegar. The finish is a slow fade of sweet/sour tartness. This one is an excellent choice for lambic introduction.

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3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a seasonal treat at Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA, delivered to me on tap. It had a lustrous dark red color, with a decent fluffy yellowish head (at least in the light I had) and nice lacing. Aroma is of berries and apple, almost like a root cellar smell after harvest. The taste is decidedly tart, with a mix of apple and berry that stings the tongue at the back. I detect an almost medicinal taste to it, but not syrupy. The mouthfeel is definitely carbonated, but not fizzy. I like the tartness on the tongue that lingers afterward. I am liking this Faro Lambic very much, and will try to get my hands on more in the near future.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

2014-Nov-28

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Lindemans Faro Lambic from Brouwerij Lindemans
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